Basic Stopper Kit

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  • 10 stoppers: SS-6000 and SS-8000 or any combination of the two to equal 10 total.
  • Mandrel of your choice with nylon washer.
  • 5/16″ Stub drill bit
  • Draw bar 1/4″ x 20 tpi. Choose either a 16″ for full-size lath or 10″ for mini lathe

New to turning bottle stoppers?  This is the most economical kit with everything you need to get started with my economical style stoppers.  If you are not sure which mandrel you want, check this page: Mandrel Comparison

All of the mandrels have the new ™tapping flute unlike any other mandrel on the market, it has a tapered flute shown in picture which, like a regular tap, will thread wood with ease.  If you are turning acrylic, spectraply (colorwood) or resin, you may need my “bottoming tap” as these materials chip.  A bottoming tap threads right to the bottom, regular taps have about 1/4″ tapered end that does not cut threads.

If you order a mandrel that threads on to the headstock spindle (152) or the 155 style or the Shopsmith, you will not get a draw bar and I will include an extra stopper in place of the draw bar.

If you have any questions, call me at 717-486-5232 or email  I’ve been a woodturner for 29 years and I can answer almost any question from personal experience.